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Airline ticket to West flores then Lombok

Posted by swag on 22/2/2011 at 10:45

Hi all, planning to have a 2 1/2 weeks quick trip to W.Flores for some diving then the Gili's in early to mid June. Question is relating to getting local airline tickets.I understand Transnusa has a daily morning flight out of Denpasar, but I'm getting conflicting info on the return flight to Mataram in Lombok. I was hoping to fly from LBJ in Flores to Lombok but it seems I might have to go via Denpasar. If anyone can shed some light on if this info is correct or how I can arrange to buy ticke ...

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Pelni travel: a few questions.

Posted by ianintheworld on 11/3/2011 at 22:59

I would like to try travelling around Indon without flying, so this means Pelni. I have read some sad stories of ekomi class (or however, it is spelt), but have read that 1st class is fairly comfortable. I have looked at the prices, which are ok. Any thoughts on this? Also security for my stuff. I travel with 2 bags, but with a computer and of course my documents and cards. How safe would they be on a Pelni? If I had a first class cabin would they be ok? I sound like a bit of a wuss, but I am t ...

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North Sulawesi - hiking options?

Posted by boleslav on 10/3/2011 at 10:47

We are looking into the North Sulawesi for vacation. I would like to combinethe Bunaken snorkeling with some hiking, nature etc activities. From the reading it seems there is some potential in the area, what would yousuggest : Is Tankoko National Park worth the visit, where to stay there,can we explore independently, how many days is it worth for? Any other suggestions? thank you very much! ...

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Nature as dry as Thailand/Laos?

Posted by freaktom on 1/3/2011 at 19:53

Hi guys, for 15 months weve been travelling trough Australia, New Zealand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and the north of Thailand. The dry season in SEA can be seen everywhere, its dry, hot, foggy during the day and the nature looks like autumn in europe. We saw many beautiful places but it seems that we are satisfied. Instead of spending too much time in the north of thailand (coz the waterfalls arent flowing, not interested in hiking here, ...) we were thinking of flying to sumatra or sulawesi. Doe ...

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travel buddy needed :-)

Posted by sallyissxc on 7/3/2011 at 18:41

soo am in bali atm here till the 18th of march then singapore then cambodia for 1 month, was traveling with my boyfriend and that fell through so am on my own would love some company if anyones near those places at those dates, would be good to have some friends right now, anyways im an australian girl 23 yo love adventue type stuff am pretty outdoorsy, love food and love to party and meet people, through us a line if anyone wants to meet up? sal ...

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solo accomodations

Posted by topogene88 on 4/3/2011 at 12:49

4 3 11 K L I'll be arriving in Yogya tomorrow and expect to hang around a week or so. Can anyone give the names of a few reasonable digs in Solo. Its been a few years since I've been there. Many Thanks Polesana ...

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Jewelry Workshop Review: Studio Perak in Ubud, Bali

Posted by cisdeluca on 2/2/2011 at 18:57

At Studio Perak in Ubud, Bali, you can take a 3 hour silversmithing and jewelry making workshop. The studio provides each student with 5 grams of silver to craft a pendant or ring and the expertise of a great instructor named Nyoman. When I went last week, I was very pleased with the experience. Upon arrival, we were given the opportunity to browse their shop to choose a design to replicate from their pre-existing items. Instead of trying to design my own piece, I decided to replicate one of the ...

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Flights to Bali: best option coming out of Cambodia?

Posted by smillertime78 on 12/2/2011 at 12:04

Hello! I plan to meet a friend in Bali around March 14 and will be traveling from Cambodia. Does anyone have any experience as to finding the best/cheapest flight from Phnom Phen to Bali? I assume I would need to transfer in Singapore, but is there any airline that will book all the way, or will it be easier/cheaper to book separate flights? Looking into it, but wasn't sure if anyone had any ideas Thanks! Sarah ...

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i want to go see about this island called Pulau Nila

Posted by worldcitizen999 on 25/2/2011 at 13:05

it's about 400 miles north-east from Kupang , i have checked everywhere there is no transportations at all, my only hope is the local fishing boat, i know they catch their fish in the Timor sea but i don't know if they would go that far or if they would, do they take passengers , i am a buget traveller but for this i'd pay a thousand if i have to. ...

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Traveling from Indo-Aus Christmas/New Year

Posted by maccy on 31/1/2011 at 03:35

Hey, I'm planning a trip from the UK to Australia and trying to factor in Indonesia. My only problem is that the only time I can fit Indo in runs into Christmas and New Year. I can either stay in Indo over that time and fly out to Aus once Christmas and New Year is over or I could try and Fly out either a couple of days before Christmas or a couple of days before New Year. So I guess my questions are: 1) Is it going to be major expensive to fly out over that period for anyone who has done thi ...

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Day trips to Gili Air-Lombok, Kuta-Ubud?

Posted by Nicol on 5/2/2011 at 04:55

Hi Please could anyone advise if it is feasible for me to do day trips from Gili Air island to Lombok. As I am staying on Gili air for 3 weeks I thought I could do day trips to Lombok rather than having to relocate to other accomodation on Lombok? Also for my last few days I wanted to explore Ubud . Is it an option for me to stay on Kuta Beach and go to Ubud for day trips or should I base myself in Ubud for the last few days? I know its 75 min drive from Kuta beach, would this be expensi ...

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Lodging Review: Flowerbud Bungalows in Balangan, Bali

Posted by cisdeluca on 9/2/2011 at 18:36

Down south in the bukit peninsula of Bali, is a quiet coastal town of Balangan Beach. With a fun intermediate level wave to surf and many local warungs along the beach, this is an area that is yet to become over developed. Just up the hill from the beach, about 30 meters, is Flowerbud Bungalows. A well manicured property with an infinity pool, Flowerbud has 14 multi-sized bungalows. They have bungalows that can accommodate groups between 2 and 6 people. Constructed with bamboo and walled in outd ...

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SE Asia in 8 months on budget?

Posted by sallyissxc on 21/1/2011 at 09:59

hey all, just couriouse to weather i can travel SE asia in 8 or more months spending 1 month in each country roughly, i have about AU$15,000 do you think this will be enough if i live pretty cheaply? also if im only spending 1 to 2 months in each country site seeing and not working do i still need a visa for each country or is a visa just if you plan to work? might be a silly question just a new traveller and leave next month so needing some answers. any help or suggestions would be muchly app ...

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Gili Trawangan

Posted by dilly5 on 30/1/2011 at 09:30

Hi all ,im heading Gili Trawangan , this week , feb 1st and was wondering if anyone had some info , i land in Bali late on the 1st , so im guessing its better to stay around the city somewhere that night then head out the the island the next day , is this a good idea ?,where is the best place to get the fast boat from? and once on Gili trawangan , is there any good budget accommodation , anyone can recommend... thanks for you time , D ...

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Sanur accomodation on a budget

Posted by MiaBritton on 29/1/2011 at 13:18

Hi guys, I'm currently in Bali and enjoying the beautiful weather...despite it being the wet season! Looking to get out of the Kuta madness and over to Sanur for more relaxed atmosphere....Can anyone (Somtam?) point me in the direction of budget accomodation there? Around 150,000 a night would be great! Also off to Ubud tomorrow so any suggestions for there would also be appreciated! Cheers! ...

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Short term rentals in Bali/Lombok

Posted by crofty on 17/10/2010 at 23:43

My girlfriend and I are trying to find information on short term rentals in Indonesia. We are slightly flexible on dates but these are the period we are interested in is: Start November - Mid December 2010 (5-6 weeks) Our requirements are: - The rental place needs to have internet access. - The rent should not exceed USD$250 per week. - Ideally we don't want to be too far from a beach, although this doesn't matter too much. I am a web developer and I need reliable access to the internet. Als ...

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good place to stay for 2_3 months

Posted by bobytwo on 1/12/2010 at 09:38

I'm searching for a place where i can spend 2-3 months (December - February) that has charming & atmospheric architecture is surrounded by beautiful nature; offers delicious, affordable cuisine; and just an overall pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere and weather.(not looking for diving_surfing etc) is Indonesia budget friendly?i don't care which country as long as is cheap and could stay 2_3 months and just be relax. any advice about Indonesia or any other country would be great. ...

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Any info on Pulau Weh Island aka Sabang, Indonesia??

Posted by katbone on 19/10/2010 at 23:57

My husband and I are travelling to SE Asia next March. Originally we were going to explore the Thai Islands but after reading about how most of them are quite touristy and overcrowded we are thinking about opting for Sabang also known as Weh Island which is just off Banda Aceh, Indonesia. We have heard this is much less developed and has deserted beaches, and more like how the Thai islands were 20 years ago. Sounds much more what we had in mind. However we can't find any up to date info on i ...

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Bali for Middle aged english

Posted by sessachief on 29/12/2010 at 18:51

Off to Bali, in two days , spending a week on outskirts of Kuta , in some resort Krtonya or something like this. This will be with grown up family. So I am guessing other parts of Bali need to be seen. Thinking of Airport to Amed , then into Ubed, then into Kuta with Family to finish. Want to have good accommodation of around $45 a night all should be clean , have Fan & Air con and a pool .How much from Airport to Amed, I know series of Villages .. Is this a daft plan ? Help please , le ...

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teaching English In Indonesia

Posted by samsie23 on 1/11/2010 at 04:03

Hi all, I'm thinking of embarking on a teaching English as a foriegn language course. It would be great to get info on the best course to take, likelihood of work once i've passed the course, any insights into life in Indonesia and any websites I could take a look at for available jobs. Thanks Pete ...

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